Kevin Knapp

Equally adept in the studio, on the decks and behind the mic, Texas-bred, San Francisco-schooled producer, DJ and vocalist Kevin Knapp has emerged from the bustling Bay Area dance music community to international attention, popping up on a diverse selection of serious dance floor slayers by Matt Tolfrey, Richy Ahmed, Groove Armada and, most recognizably, Audiojack, where the pair declared “My beat will control you.” on one of 2012’s most memorable hits, “Stay Glued”. But jacking house music swing is just one element in Knapp’s musical mixture. Born in Louisville, Kevin discovered his vocal proclivity at a young age in various choral and classical school groups. By adolescence, he was bumping hip-hop along with the rest of his peers, paying special attention to East Coast rhymeslingers like Smif-n-Wessun and Mobb Deep. Though long removed from his current playlist, the boom-bap of golden-era hip-hop still looms large in Knapp’s sounds. No wonder fellow rap-loving ravers Claude VonStroke and Eats Everything from SF are among the DJs jocking his tunes on the global stage, along with Seth Troxler, Magda and Jamie Jones. Picking up a taste for edgy indie rock during undergrad in Austin, Knapp’s musical make-up might have been fully formed … Continue reading Kevin Knapp